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Vaughn Alden Starnes, MD

TitleChair and Distinguished Professor of Surgery
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSurgery
Address1520 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 5849
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    TitleH. Russell Smith Foundation Chair For Stem Cell and Cardiovascular Thoracic Research


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    University of North Carolina, Chapel HillBA06/1973
    University of North Carolina, Chapel HillMD06/1977
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville1978Surgery Internship
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville1981Pharmacology and Surgery Fellowship
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville1984Surgery Residency
    Stanford University, Stanford1986Cardiovascular Surgery Residency
    Stanford University, Stanford1987Cardiac Transplantation Residency
    Hospital for Sick Children (Great Ormond Street Hospital), London1987Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship
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    U.S. News and World Report2015Children's Hospital Los Angeles Cardiac Program, #3
    Pasadena Magazine2014Top Doctor
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill2013Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award
    Pasadena Magazine2011Top Doctor
    Castle Connolly Medical Ltd2011List of America's Top Doctors
    USC2008Presidential Medallion
    Castle Connolly Medical Ltd2004America's Top Doctors - New York

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    Dr. Starnes is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery. As the founding Executive Director of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute, Dr. Starnes has built an interdisciplinary powerhouse comprised of clinicians and basic scientists who are exploring better and more innovative ways of treating heart disease. Under his leadership, USC surgeons have conducted more than 15,000 open heart surgeries to repair and replace valves or create coronary artery bypasses, and more than 10,000 surgeries for diseases of the lungs, esophagus and chest wall.

    Dr. Starnes earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and did his general surgery training at Vanderbilt University, where he also completed two years of research in cardiothoracic physiology and pharmacology. He completed two years at Stanford University as a resident in cardiovascular surgery, and one year as chief resident in cardiac transplantation under the mentorship of cardiothoracic transplant pioneer Dr. Norman Shumway.

    Dr. Starnes accepted a fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in London (Now the Great Ormond Street Hospital) in 1987. When he returned to Stanford, he was appointed director of Stanford's heart-lung transplantation program. He joined USC in July 1992 and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1997 and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2008.

    Dr. Starnes pioneered the living-related double lobar lung transplant in 1993. He and his surgical team also performed Southern California's first robotic heart operation in 2001 as part of the clinical trial evaluating the use of a remote surgical system. He has an ongoing interest in congenital heart disease and in minimally invasive repair and replacement of the valves of the heart.

    In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Starnes is a distinguished researcher. He is actively involved in exploring stem-cell therapy for heart failure and congenital heart defects and in clinical trials investigating new valve technology, including percutaneous heart valve replacement.

    Dr. Starnes is the current Vice President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He will be the 100th president of the AATS in 2019-2020.


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    1. Shinbane JS, Starnes V, Cleveland J, Lee C. Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA): CCTA Demonstration of Anatomy Relevant to Adult Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Presentation and Utilization of Images for Virtual Surgical Planning. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 05; 9(3):347-349. PMID: 29692231.
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    2. Kumar SR, Scott N, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Liberal Use of Delayed Sternal Closure in Children is Not Associated with Increased Morbidity. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr 23. PMID: 29698662.
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    3. Cleveland JD, Tran S, Takao C, Wells WJ, Starnes V, Kumar SR. Need for Pulmonary Arterioplasty During Glenn Independently Predicts Inferior Surgical Outcome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr 10. PMID: 29653081.
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    4. Gray WH, Patel R, Baker CJ, Starnes V, Bowdish ME. Resection of Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Ventricular Septum Causing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar; 105(3):e107-e108. PMID: 29455819.
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    5. Gray WH, Fleischman F, Cunningham MJ, Kim AW, Baker CJ, Starnes V, McFadden PM. Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 May; 105(5):e229-e231. PMID: 29410186.
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    6. Starnes V, Sullivan ME. Landmark lecture on surgery: paediatric cardiothoracic surgery - training the next generation of congenital heart surgeons. Cardiol Young. 2017 Dec; 27(10):1986-1990. PMID: 29286272.
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    7. Fleischman F, Elsayed RS, Cohen RG, Tatum JM, Kumar SR, Kazerouni K, Mack WJ, Barr ML, Cunningham MJ, Hackmann AE, Baker CJ, Starnes V, Bowdish ME. Selective Aortic Arch and Root Replacement in Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):505-512. PMID: 29103584.
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    8. Puskas JD, Bavaria JE, Svensson LG, Blackstone EH, Griffith B, Gammie JS, Heimansohn DA, Sadowski J, Bartus K, Johnston DR, Rozanski J, Rosengart T, Girardi LN, Klodell CT, Mumtaz MA, Takayama H, Halkos M, Starnes V, Boateng P, Timek TA, Ryan W, Omer S, Smith CR. The COMMENCE trial: 2-year outcomes with an aortic bioprosthesis with RESILIA tissue. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Sep 01; 52(3):432-439. PMID: 28605428.
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    9. Phuong N, Chang P, Starnes V, Shinbane JS. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance of the Ross II Procedure: Long-Term Postoperative Imaging. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 05; 8(3):398-399. PMID: 28520547.
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    10. Hackmann AE, Wiggins LM, Grimes GP, Fogel RM, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Bowdish ME, Cunningham MJ, Starnes V. The Utility of Nurse-Managed Extracorporeal Life Support in an Adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug; 104(2):510-514. PMID: 28193535.
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    11. Tatum JM, Bowdish ME, Mack WJ, Quinn AM, Cohen RG, Hackmann AE, Barr ML, Starnes V. Outcomes after mitral valve repair: A single-center 16-year experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep; 154(3):822-830.e2. PMID: 28283230.
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    12. Cleveland JD, Bowdish ME, Eberhardt CE, Mack WJ, Crabtree JA, Vassiliades TA, Speir AM, Darekar YA, Hackmann AE, Starnes V, Cohen RG. Evaluation of Hemodynamic Performance of Aortic Valve Bioprostheses in a Model of Oversizing. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun; 103(6):1866-1876. PMID: 28131425.
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    13. Starnes V, Sullivan ME. The American Board of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Fellowship: Have We Lost Our International Heritage? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2017 Jan; 20:77-78. PMID: 28007070.
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    14. Shinbane JS, Ghanshani S, Starnes V. Virtual 3-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Surgical Planning for Severe Aortic Coarctation/Aneurysm in the Setting of Bicuspid Aortic Valve. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 01; 8(1):99-100. PMID: 28033077.
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    15. Cohen RG, Hackmann AE, Fleischman F, Baker CJ, Cunningham MJ, Starnes V, Bowdish ME. Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):14-17. PMID: 28007234.
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    16. Bowdish ME, Kumar SR, Starnes V. The Ross procedure: an excellent option in the right hands. Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):471. PMID: 28090527.
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    17. Kumar SR, Kung G, Noh N, Castillo N, Fagan B, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Single-Ventricle Outcomes After Neonatal Palliation of Severe Ebstein Anomaly With Modified Starnes Procedure. Circulation. 2016 Oct 25; 134(17):1257-1264. PMID: 27777295.
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    18. Kumar SR, Bansal N, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Outcomes of Reintervention on the Autograft After Ross Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov; 102(5):1517-1521. PMID: 27345096.
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    19. Pike NA, Okuhara CA, Toyama J, Gross BP, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Reduced pleural drainage, length of stay, and readmissions using a modified Fontan management protocol. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(3):481-7. PMID: 26254747.
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    20. Bansal N, Kumar SR, Baker CJ, Lemus R, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Age-Related Outcomes of the Ross Procedure Over 20 Years. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):2077-83; discussion 2084-5. PMID: 25921257.
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    21. Wiggins LM, Kumar SR, Starnes V, Wells WJ. Arterioplasty for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction After Arterial Switch Is a Durable Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(1):122-7; discussion 127-8. PMID: 25921259.
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    22. Bowdish ME, Hui DS, Cleveland JD, Mack WJ, Sinha R, Ranjan R, Cohen RG, Baker CJ, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Starnes V. A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 49(2):456-63. PMID: 25750007; PMCID: PMC4711701 [Available on 02/01/17].
    23. Sabati AA, Szmuszkovicz JR, Herrington C, Hermes M, Mahmoud HA, Phei Wee C, Starnes V, Menteer J. Survival and quality of life for children with end-stage heart failure who are not candidates for cardiac transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jul; 34(7):906-11. PMID: 25765370.
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    24. Long T, Lopez BM, Berberian C, Cunningham MJ, Starnes V, Cohen RG. Exercise Hemodynamics and Quality of Life after Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly Using the Hancock II Bioprosthesis. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:151282. PMID: 25544931; PMCID: PMC4269201.
    25. Hui DS, Shavelle DM, Starnes V, McFadden PM. Concurrent aortic valvular disease and pulmonary sequestration: clinical implications. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Dec; 41(6):649-52. PMID: 25593534; PMCID: PMC4251341.
    26. Greene CL, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Worrell SG, Starnes V, McFadden PM. Outcomes after pregnancy in living lobar lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15; 98(7):692-4. PMID: 25121476.
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    27. Hui DS, Shavelle DM, Cunningham MJ, Matthews RV, Starnes V. Contemporary use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in the era of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Oct; 41(5):469-76. PMID: 25425977; PMCID: PMC4189346.
    28. Shinbane JS, Shriki J, Fleischman F, Hindoyan A, Withey J, Lee C, Wilcox A, Cunningham M, Baker C, Matthews RV, Starnes V. Anomalous coronary arteries: cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography for surgical decisions and planning. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr; 4(2):142-54. PMID: 23799727.
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    29. Lien CL, Harrison MR, Tuan TL, Starnes V. Heart repair and regeneration: recent insights from zebrafish studies. Wound Repair Regen. 2012 Sep-Oct; 20(5):638-46. PMID: 22818295; PMCID: PMC3445789.
    30. Baker RY, Nguyen TJ, Hernandez AM, Wong AK, Baker CJ, Starnes V. Breast implants and minimally invasive cardiac surgery: a case series. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Jul; 69(1):10-3. PMID: 21659843.
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    31. Muralidaran A, Kim RW, Kopf GS, Pietris NP, Weeks BP, Starnes V, Shinoka T. Modified Starnes procedure in a neonate with severe tricuspid regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 93(2):658-9. PMID: 22269736.
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    32. Shinbane JS, Shriki J, Hindoyan A, Ghosh B, Chang P, Farvid A, Saxon LA, Cao M, Cesario D, Takahashi M, Colletti PM, Wilcox A, Baker C, Starnes V. Unoperated congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, nonrestrictive ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis in middle adulthood: do multiple wrongs make a right? World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Jan 01; 3(1):123-9. PMID: 23804696.
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    33. Kane LC, Wells WJ, Starnes V. A novel reconstruction of the left superior vena cava. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4):981-2. PMID: 22104680.
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    34. Cunningham MJ, Berberian CE, Starnes V. Is transthoracic minimally invasive aortic valve replacement too time-consuming for the busy cardiac surgeon? Innovations (Phila). 2011 Jan; 6(1):10-4. PMID: 22437795.
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    35. Kim J, Wu Q, Zhang Y, Wiens KM, Huang Y, Rubin N, Shimada H, Handin RI, Chao MY, Tuan TL, Starnes V, Lien CL. PDGF signaling is required for epicardial function and blood vessel formation in regenerating zebrafish hearts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 05; 107(40):17206-10. PMID: 20858732; PMCID: PMC2951463.
    36. Nath DS, Nussbaum DP, Yurko C, Ragab OM, Shin AJ, Kumar SR, Starnes V, Wells WJ. Pulmonary homograft monocusp reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract: outcomes to the intermediate term. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul; 90(1):42-9. PMID: 20609745.
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    37. del Castillo SL, McCulley ME, Khemani RG, Jeffries HE, Thomas DW, Peregrine J, Wells WJ, Starnes V, Moromisato DY. Reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the introduction of an enteral feed protocol. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 May; 11(3):373-7. PMID: 19838139.
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    38. Nath DS, Shin AJ, Nussbaum DP, Berman D, Starnes V, Wells WJ. Ascending aortitis and aortic valve endocarditis in an infant. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):e90-1. PMID: 20304128.
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    39. Biniwale RM, Wells WJ, Herrington CS, Starnes V. Obstruction of lateral tunnel fontan by an adjustable occluder device. J Card Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec; 24(6):750-2. PMID: 20078723.
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    40. Nath DS, Carden AJ, Nussbaum DP, Shin AJ, Khemani RG, Starnes V, Wells WJ. Can the Kawashima procedure be performed in younger patients? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug; 88(2):581-6; discussion 586-7. PMID: 19632416.
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    41. Evans W, Madrid A, Castillo W, Rollins R, Berthoty DP, Starnes V, Wiencek R, Ciccolo M, Acherman R. All cardiac right ventricular outpouches are not created equal. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 30(7):954-7. PMID: 19488803.
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    42. Pruetz JD, Badran S, Dorey F, Starnes V, Lewis AB. Differential branch pulmonary artery growth after the Norwood procedure with right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 137(6):1342-8. PMID: 19464446.
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    43. Tran TT, Starnes V, Wang X, Getzen J, Ross BD. Cardiovascular magnetics resonance diagnosis of cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2009 Apr 30; 11:13. PMID: 19405937; PMCID: PMC2680850.
    44. Pruetz JD, Takahashi M, Reemtsen BL, Starnes V. A novel surgical approach to left main coronary artery giant aneurysm thrombosis in a child with a history of Kawasaki disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Apr; 137(4):1030-2. PMID: 19327538.
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    45. Polimenakos AC, Reemtsen BL, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Right ventricular exclusion procedure with total cavopulmonary connection: an alternative operative approach in adults with severe Ebstein anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 May; 135(5):1182-3. PMID: 18455608.
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    46. Kanaan S, Baker C, Starnes V. Resection of giant coronary artery aneurysms in a Takayasu's arteritis patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May; 85(5):1795-6. PMID: 18442592.
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    47. Baker CJ, Boulom V, Reemtsen BL, Rollins RC, Starnes V, Wells WJ. Hemidiaphragm plication after repair of congenital heart defects in children: quantitative return of diaphragm function over time. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jan; 135(1):56-61. PMID: 18179919.
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    48. Reemtsen BL, Polimenakos AC, Fagan BT, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Fate of the right ventricle after fenestrated right ventricular exclusion for severe neonatal Ebstein anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Dec; 134(6):1406-10; discussion 1410-2. PMID: 18023652.
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    49. Reemtsen BL, Pike NA, Starnes V. Stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Norwood versus Sano modification. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2007 Mar; 22(2):60-5. PMID: 17284981.
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    50. Zahorsky-Reeves JL, Kearns-Jonker MK, Lam TT, Jackson JR, Morris RE, Starnes V, Cramer DV. The xenoantibody response and immunoglobulin gene expression profile of cynomolgus monkeys transplanted with hDAF-transgenic porcine hearts. Xenotransplantation. 2007 Mar; 14(2):135-44. PMID: 17381688.
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    51. Lam TT, Reemtsen BL, Starnes V, Wells WJ. A novel approach to the surgical correction of scimitar syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):573-4. PMID: 17258607.
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    52. Mitsuhashi N, Wu GD, Zhu H, Kearns-Jonker M, Cramer DV, Starnes V, Barr ML. Rat chemokine CXCL11: structure, tissue distribution, function and expression in cardiac transplantation models. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Feb; 296(1-2):1-9. PMID: 17264982.
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    53. Reemtsen BL, Fagan BT, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Current surgical therapy for Ebstein anomaly in neonates. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Dec; 132(6):1285-90. PMID: 17140943.
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    54. Backhus LM, Sievers E, Lin GY, Castanos R, Bart RD, Starnes V, Bremner RM. Perioperative cyclooxygenase 2 inhibition to reduce tumor cell adhesion and metastatic potential of circulating tumor cells in non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Aug; 132(2):297-303. PMID: 16872953.
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    55. del Castillo SL, Moromisato DY, Dorey F, Ludwick J, Starnes V, Wells WJ, Jeffries HE, Wong PC. Mesenteric blood flow velocities in the newborn with single-ventricle physiology: modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Mar; 7(2):132-7. PMID: 16474253.
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    56. Jeffries HE, Wells WJ, Starnes V, Wetzel RC, Moromisato DY. Gastrointestinal morbidity after Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Mar; 81(3):982-7. PMID: 16488706.
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    57. Mitsuhashi N, Fischer-Lougheed J, Shulkin I, Kleihauer A, Kohn DB, Weinberg KI, Starnes V, Kearns-Jonker M. Tolerance induction by lentiviral gene therapy with a nonmyeloablative regimen. Blood. 2006 Mar 15; 107(6):2286-93. PMID: 16291598.
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    58. Watanabe M, Mencel RL, Cramer DV, Starnes V, Barr ML. Transforming growth factor-beta/interleukin-2-induced regulatory CD4+ T cells prolong cardiac allograft survival in rats. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2153-9. PMID: 16364865.
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    59. Baker CJ, Wells WJ, Derby CA, Rizi S, Starnes V. Ascending aortic extension for enlargement of the aortopulmonary space in children with pulmonary artery stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1647-51. PMID: 16242432.
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    60. Nigro JJ, Bart RD, Derby CD, Sklansky MS, Starnes V. Proximal conduit obstruction after Sano modified Norwood procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1924-8. PMID: 16242490.
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    61. Backhus LM, Petasis NA, Uddin J, Schönthal AH, Bart RD, Lin Y, Starnes V, Bremner RM. Dimethyl celecoxib as a novel non-cyclooxygenase 2 therapy in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Nov; 130(5):1406-12. PMID: 16256796.
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    62. Backhus LM, Sievers EM, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Cohen RG, Smith MA, Starnes V, Bremner RM. Pleural space problems after living lobar transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2086-90. PMID: 16364854.
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    63. Kleihauer A, Gregory CR, Borie DC, Kyles AE, Shulkin I, Patanwala I, Zahorsky-Reeves J, Starnes V, Mullen Y, Todorov IT, Kearns-Jonker M. Identification of the V genes encoding xenoantibodies in non-immunosuppressed rhesus monkeys. Immunology. 2005 Sep; 116(1):89-102. PMID: 16108821; PMCID: PMC1802413.
    64. Wells WJ, Yu RJ, Batra AS, Monforte H, Sintek C, Starnes V. Obstruction in modified Blalock shunts: a quantitative analysis with clinical correlation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jun; 79(6):2072-6. PMID: 15919312.
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    65. Sievers EM, Bart RD, Backhus LM, Lin Y, Starnes M, Castanos R, Starnes V, Bremner RM. Evaluation of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition in an orthotopic murine model of lung cancer for dose-dependent effect. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun; 129(6):1242-9. PMID: 15942563.
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    66. Starnes V. Presidential address: an evolving discipline. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Mar; 129(3):483-7. PMID: 15746727.
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    67. Batra AS, Starnes V, Wells WJ. Does the site of insertion of a systemic-pulmonary shunt influence growth of the pulmonary arteries? Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):636-40. PMID: 15680850.
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    68. Bowdish ME, Pessotto R, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Starnes V, Barr ML. Long-term pulmonary function after living-donor lobar lung transplantation in adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):418-25. PMID: 15680807.
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    69. Khwaja S, Nigro JJ, Starnes V. The Ross procedure is an ideal aortic valve replacement operation for the teen patient. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2005; 173-5. PMID: 15818374.
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    70. Koulouri S, Woo MS, Horn MV, Wells WJ, Starnes V, Szmuszkovicz JR. Previous thoracic surgery does not increase peri-operative mortality in pediatric heart-lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Nov; 23(11):1228-30. PMID: 15539119.
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    71. Bowdish ME, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Woo MS, Bremner RM, Horn MV, Baker CJ, Barbers RG, Wells WJ, Starnes V. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: perioperative complications after 253 donor lobectomies. Am J Transplant. 2004 Aug; 4(8):1283-8. PMID: 15268729.
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    72. Kearns-Jonker M, Fischer-Lougheed J, Shulkin I, Kleihauer A, Mitsuhashi N, Kohn DB, Weinberg K, D'Apice AJ, Starnes V, Cramer DV. Use of lentiviral vectors to induce long-term tolerance to gal(+) heart grafts. Transplantation. 2004 Jun 15; 77(11):1748-54. PMID: 15201677.
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    73. Gupta A, Daggett C, Behera S, Ferraro M, Wells W, Starnes V. Risk factors for persistent pleural effusions after the extracardiac Fontan procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jun; 127(6):1664-9. PMID: 15173721.
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    74. Mitsuhashi N, Kearns-Jonker M, Wu GD, Bowdish ME, Jin YS, Mencel R, Zahorsky-Reeves J, Fischer-Lougheed J, Weinberg KI, Starnes V, Cramer DV. Identification, functional analysis and expression in a heterotopic heart transplant model of CXCL9 in the rat. Immunology. 2004 May; 112(1):87-93. PMID: 15096188; PMCID: PMC1782459.
    75. Nigro JJ, Schwartz DS, Bart RD, Bart CW, Lopez BM, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Bremner RM, Haddy SM, Wells WJ, Starnes V. Neochordal repair of the posterior mitral leaflet. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Feb; 127(2):440-7. PMID: 14762353.
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    76. Starnes V, Bowdish ME, Woo MS, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Horn MV, Pessotto R, Sievers EM, Baker CJ, Cohen RG, Bremner RM, Wells WJ, Barr ML. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: recipient outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jan; 127(1):114-22. PMID: 14752421.
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    77. Thompson JL, Ryan JA, Barr ML, Franc B, Starnes V, Schwarz MA. Potential role for antiangiogenic proteins in the myocardial infarction repair process. J Surg Res. 2004 Jan; 116(1):156-64. PMID: 14732363.
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    78. Haddy S, Starnes V. Lobar transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Dec; 126(6):2106; author reply 2106. PMID: 14688743.
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    79. Ner Z, Ross LA, Horn MV, Keens TG, MacLaughlin EF, Starnes V, Woo MS. Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in pediatric lung transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Oct; 7(5):413-7. PMID: 14738306.
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    80. Diperna CA, Bart RD, Sievers EM, Ma Y, Starnes V, Bremner RM. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition decreases primary and metastatic tumor burden in a murine model of orthotopic lung adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Oct; 126(4):1129-33. PMID: 14566258.
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    81. Wu GD, Tuan TL, Bowdish ME, Jin YS, Starnes V, Cramer DV, Barr ML. Evidence for recipient derived fibroblast recruitment and activation during the development of chronic cardiac allograft rejection. Transplantation. 2003 Aug 15; 76(3):609-14. PMID: 12923453.
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    82. Bowdish ME, Barr ML, Starnes V. Living lobar transplantation. Chest Surg Clin N Am. 2003 Aug; 13(3):505-24. PMID: 13678310.
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    83. Sritippayawan S, Keens TG, Horn MV, Starnes V, Woo MS. What are the best pulmonary function test parameters for early detection of post-lung transplant bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in children? Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Jun; 7(3):200-3. PMID: 12756044.
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